JACKSONVILLE, Florida, February 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Jillian Ochs, Director at Greater Zurich Area, has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession's 40 Under 40 awards, the only award of its kind recognizing young talent in the economic development profession.
An independent six-member selection committee evaluated and chose the winners based on their exceptional contributions to the economic development industry. The award's program was managed by Development Counsellors International (DCI), a New York-based firm that specializes in economic development marketing.
"I believe I speak for the entire Greater Zurich Area team when I say that I cannot be more proud to serve alongside Jillian every day. Wise beyond her years, Jillian brings positive change not only to our region in Switzerland but also raises the bar of excellence for the Foreign Direct Investment profession as a whole," said Lukas Sieber, Executive Director North America of the Greater Zurich Area.
Jillian Ochs joined the Greater Zurich Area in 2009 in the role of a Project Manager. Intercultural exposure helped her to develop an effective method for global communications throughout multi-national and cross functional teams. In 2014, Jillian was promoted Director for all West Coast investment projects with private and public companies across multiple industries, strategic partner and channel development, developing concept & executing events on trending themes relevant to international business.
DCI's 40 Under 40 award was designed to discover the economic development profession's rising stars. "The people chosen by the selection committee represent a bright future for the economic development world," said Andy Levine, president of DCI. "They are a new breed of results-driven place makers. We're very pleased to see Jillian Ochs among the winners."
"I was impressed by the energy and dedication of these developers," said Zach Patton, Executive Editor at GOVERNING Magazine and 40 Under 40 selection committee member. "Their passion for good economic development really stood out in their smart innovations, thoughtful programs, and cool ideas."
DCI officially announced the winners last night at an awards ceremony during the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit in Jacksonville and will feature an in-depth profile of each on its website during 2017.
For more information on DCI's 40 Under 40 winners, visit http://www.aboutdci.com/40under40.
About Greater Zurich Area
Greater Zurich Area AG (GZA) is the official investment support and promotion agency of Switzerland's largest and most innovative metropolitan area. GZA is a public private partnership that helps international businesses set up and grow in Switzerland and engage with the largest R&D institutes.
Considered the leader in marketing places, Development Counsellors International (DCI) specializes in economic development and tourism marketing. The agency has worked for more than 400 cities, regions, states and countries since it was established in New York City in 1960. http://www.aboutdci.com
Executive Director North America, Greater Zurich Area Ltd.
Vice President, DCI
SOURCE Greater Zurich Area AG